Mega Man
  • Console: Nintendo Entertainment System
  • Release Date: 1987
  • Joe's Status: Completed

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Mega Man

by Retro Joe ( JoesRetroGaming)

Continuing the video game bucket list… I started a new series going back to the original MEGA MAN!

Here’s a series that I really only know from Mega Man 2 on the NES (also a mother to beat) and the Mega Man X series on SNES. Therefore, I wanted to go all the way back and play through these from the beginning… bear with me, there’s a ton of them!

Let’s start with the original. This game was #$@&%*! ridiculous to beat, and I’m saying that even with cheat codes.

It’s literally an hour’s worth of a game without all of the cheap jumps that could kill you, the equally crappy bosses (of which you have to face all over again in the final level… on top of multiple extra bosses) plus the fact that if you mistakenly start the wrong stage over again, there’s no way back to the main menu without losing all of your lives to “continue” the game. (I also forgot the random weapon you MUST have to beat the final level but wouldn’t know how to acquire without being told!)

All in all, it’s still a fun, groundbreaking game which introduced weapon upgrades and a free-flowing style to choose whichever path you wanted to play.

Now I look forward to nearly breaking my controller with the sequels!

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